Dating to c.1820-1830, these beautiful earrings have made it into the 21st-century in spot-on condition, and I am pleased to present them for the consideration of my Ruby Lane clientele!
Measuring 1" in diameter x 11 mm at their widest points, these charming earrings are of the creole hoop variety, but these are extra-special! These jewels boast wonderful gold work, and are designed with paste-set violets front and center! These blossoms display amethyst paste petals, with sparkling white pastes nesting in the middle of each flower! All of the pastes are intact after nearly 200 years, and each stone is set in an open-backed collet of 14k rose gold (illegible marks to wires, tested). Below the violets are cast gold stems and leaves, tapering down to faceted hoops, which give these earrings even more richness and texture!
As with most creole and poissard earrings of the Georgian period, these earrings feature "s" shaped gold braces, as well as their original ear loops, which keep the hoops from sliding forwards. The ear wires are of the "back to front" variety, and they shut securely. Best of all, these comparatively delicate jewels are free of losses, damage, or repairs after nearly two centuries, and look just as fresh and beautiful on the ear today as when they adorned a lady of wealth and fashion in the 1820s! SO STUNNING!
Weighing in at 2.72 grams for the pair, these high-karat jewels are feather-light on the ear, but have a great deal of presence! They can be dressed up or down at you desire, and look just as lovely worn with blue jeans as with a little black cocktail dress! If you collect the finest in Georgian jewelry, these earrings deserve pride of place in your collection! They would also make a stellar gift for any lady fond of the best in investment-worthy antique jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss these pretty Creole posies; up to 90-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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